Shuisheng He

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Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia-1 (DISC1), identified by positional cloning of a balanced translocation (1;11) with the breakpoint in intron 8 of a large Scottish pedigree, is associated with a range of neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. To model this mutation in mice, we have generated Disc1(tr) transgenic mice expressing 2 copies of truncated(More)
Directionally selective retinal ganglion cells respond strongly when a stimulus moves in their preferred direction, but respond little or not at all when it moves in the opposite direction. This selectivity represents a classic paradigm of computation by neural microcircuits, but its cellular mechanism remains obscure. The directionally selective ganglion(More)
ON direction-selective (DS) ganglion cells were identified by electrophysiological recordings in DAPI labeled, isolated rabbit retinas. Their responses to a flashing spot were sustained. Their responses to moving stimuli were strong in the preferred direction and weak in the null direction. Injection of the recorded cells with Lucifer yellow revealed that(More)
We have studied, at high resolution, the sizes and pattern of dendrites of directionally selective retinal ganglion cells in the rabbit. The dendrites had a distinctive pattern of branching. The major dendritic trunks were relatively thick, beginning at approximately 1 micrometer and tapering to approximately 0.5 micrometer in diameter. Higher order(More)
The paper presents an image-based network model of retinal vasculature taking account of the 3D vascular distribution of the retina. Mouse retinas were prepared using flat-mount technique and vascular images were obtained using confocal microscopy. The vascular morphometric information obtained from confocal images was used for the model development. The(More)
The paper presents a method of development of a detailed network model to represent retinal capillary vasculature. The capillary model is a circular mesh consisting of concentric rings with an increasing diameter. Each of the rings has uniformly distributed bifurcation nodes to represent capillary vessels. The model is customized using the data that has(More)
This paper employs the volume of fluid (VOF) method to numerically investigate the effect of the width, height, and contact angles on burst frequencies of super hydrophilic and hydrophilic capillary valves in centrifugal microfluidic systems. Existing experimental results in the literature have been used to validate the implementation of the numerical(More)
Experimental data for the validation of theoretical models of unsteady skin friction are limited and are available only for a few low Reynolds number flow cases. There is a strong need for detailed measurements in flows at high Reynolds numbers. In addition, there is a need for a wider range of well-controlled acceleration/deceleration rates and detailed(More)
The paper presents a numerical investigation of pulsatile blood flow in arterial vasculatures of a mouse retina using a Womersley model incorporating an appropriate outlet boundary impedance at the end of the terminal vessels of the arterial tree (pre-capillary arterioles). The mouse retinal flatmount was prepared for confocal microscopy and the(More)
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